Some fans have speculated that Nintendo might pull the trigger on a next-next-gen console sooner than usual due to the Wii U's low sales but Nintendo of American President Reggie Fils-Aime says no to that idea.
I'm glad they aren't doing the stupid business decisions Sega did and just keep dropping hardware. You would lose trust with your fans. Nintendo managed to make a profit off of the Gamecube, so they should be able to turn this thing around by the end hopefully, especially since they are now making a profit off of every Wii U sold compared to before
The thing is no longer being sold at a loss, so they are making a profit now. plus MK8 is have rather good sales so far. and then all the cool games coming out should help
Yea ones they get the ball rolling with games they can be in the clear. but dropping another console out is a death wish.
Don't believe what they say. The next DS will be the successor that's why.
2017. E3 2016 we will start hearing news and Rumors about their new Console/handhelds. * I honestly think they are fine though. Water has found it's level with the console "war", and not it appears as though Nintendo isn't really that "behind" Sony or Microsoft this gen.
No, but if they want to do well they should keep up this stride next year. Another games drought will cause a lot of trouble. Next E3 should be a lot like this one. With a HUGE marketing campaign for whatever their big game is that year(In terms of next year it's looking like Zelda and/or Star Fox)
You mean the game drought like the ps4? Then there was the fact that they have almost nothing I want to play even planned for 2015. I still got a lot of games to get and beat on the wiiu. I think I'll wait till sony sells me on some ps4 games rather than hype. In the pc world higher spec gpus get out done or simply do not out preform other gpus. Like I said ram is cheap and it was a great way to boost the power of hype. I'm betting ms will just let you use ddr4 next gen let you use your own chips lol. Sony has a lot of potential regret brewing if they don't show the power gap and innovation in new ip. 3rd party is cool but they can always go to ms or even nintendo gasp!
Of course not... That is absolutely ridiculous.
Good. Now let's play some games, shall we?
Duh we get at least 2 major Zelda per console so next year we're getting the first, so ill say after next year the wiiu will have about 4 years to go until next Zelda and the new console comes out.
Technically the Wii only had one Zelda game because Twilight Princess was just a port of the Gamecube game, or vice versa only one game for the Gamecube
Don't complicate ourselves. Both the Wii and Gamecube got two Zelda games, and they happened to share one of them. Prior to that, N64 got two Zeldas. SNES, one Zelda. NES, 2 Zeldas. Wii U already got one so far (albeit a remaster). So, it's going to get another one at the very least. I honestly don't see the Wii U getting TWO completely new Zelda games. I think the one we were shown this week is the only one the Wii U is getting build from the ground up. Unless they make another down the road using the same engine and most of the assets (similar to Majora's Mask or Galaxy 2). Then, another one could happen.
It'd definitely make sense to put out two Zelda games. Once you have the engine, they can focus on the game more the second time around. The E3 Zelda tease was amazing.
This seems obvious. They have a lot of unannounced stuff waiting in the wings. I also expect that the Aiimbo figures will be used in another unannounced Nintendo gane. I also would not hold your breath for a new 3DS. At least not for a while.
Wii U is good for at least 5 more years. Just make great games and its all good. But of course, Nintendo doesn't have .... The LALAFELL! https://www.youtube.com/wat... End of line.
Wii U is finally getting some traction with their heavy hitting IPs finally coming out and people think it would be a good ide for them just to release new hardware?! That would be like shot in the foot and Nintendo does no need anymore of those.
Anyone who actually thought they were going to release a new system already doesn't know much about Nintendo or the gaming industry or business in general.
Nice tommorow i gonna buy the mk8 bundle!
Bought it yesterday. My plan was to buy it now with a good bundle so it won't strain my wallet as much next year with all the great games coming out. Plus I've never played wind waker and apperently if you register your wiiu before the end of July you get a free game from the eshop. Can't wait to try it out.
Oh man, oh man, oh man. You're in for a double treat. I sort of envy you, experiencing both Mario Kart 8 AND Wind Waker HD for the first time. XD Enjoy!
Nice! I hear MK8 is amazingly fun, so I have no doubt you'll enjoy it. (Also, I know it's a bad habit, but I keep thinking MK = Mortal Kombat, even though that's on MK10 now) MK10 is not nearly as fun as MK8 :P
honestly ive been buying my wiiU games without a problem or thought,.,.. but if they manage to introduce a new console just when i got my WiiU i will mod that SH%T and get my $$$$ back with free games and the next console aswell
I would say 5-8 more years. Plenty of games they should/could work on. They basically announced a new metroid game. Also anyone with a wii u and what games should I look at for the wii u?
5-8 years? That's a super long cycle. I'm guessing 2017 for Wii U successor. So 3 more years, for a 5 year cycle.
Generally new Nintendo hardware comes out every 5 years.
@Azure ....lego city is great also deus ex directors cut,zombi u are very good,splinter cell is good ,resident evil revelations is very good ...you should already know that super mario 3d world ,ZeldaWW ,pikmin 3 and donkey kong are great
What he said but add Mario Brothers Wii U. monster Hunter 3, COD Ghosts looks good on it, Assassins creed 3 and 4 are very pretty plus you can play on the gamepad if someone else wants the TV, Batman Arkham City Armored Edition is awesome, Nintendo land will blow your mind, and if you have any wii games you wanted to play like mario galaxy 2 and countless other hidden gems, you can play those too. 😀 . Anyone who doesnt think that is awesome can suck it.
8 more years? Lol, no. The Wii U isn't future-proofed enough to last that long. Remember, it's already a year and a half old. 5 more years is possible. I would bet on 4 more years, though, with Nintendo once again being the first out of the gate with a new console in the next generation.
Since the Nintendo Wii U is not getting much third party support, the value of the console has gone down and the price should reflect that. I think the price of the wii U should be $200 - $250 since Nintendo fans are forced to wait an extremely long period of time between game releases compared to other gaming platforms. If they are not interested in releasing a new system then I hope they are planning on releasing a new cheaper iteration of the Wii U hardware very soon with an internal hard drive.
Ni third party support?! Check how many activision and ubisoft games are out for it. I also remind you that Ubisoft has several games finished for it waiting to be released if instltall hase goes up, which it already has in one week! Plus you get MK8, wheel, wii mote, gamepad, system, and another free game for the price of the console. They are already basically selling the console for $200. Open your eyes man! Console is priced perfectly and a great value.
If you are satisfied with those 3rd party games then good for you since the list mostly consists of movie games and games targeted to a very young audience with the exception of a few like Transformers the dark spark, child of light, project cars and maybe one or two more that I over looked. It's true the mario kart 8 bundle does provide an excellent value atm since it includes all the stuff you mentioned including a voucher for a free game if you buy it within a period of time and register it online until you see all those big games like the witcher 3, destiny, gta 5 etc that are not coming to the wii U. My was a pro consumer comment and having a new console priced at a much lower price would definitely drive up that install base and send more support to the wiiU.
bro how old are you? i dont think you have a firm reality rooted grasp on economics or business in general. why would nintendo lower the price below their profit margins? how does limited 3rd party support dictate hardware prices for devices a company just put on the shelves a year and a half ago? erroneous bro ERRONEOUS!!!!
"bro how old are you? i dont think you have a firm reality rooted grasp on economics or business in general. why would nintendo lower the price below their profit margins? " Easily by releasing a new iteration of the console with cheaper parts inside just like their competitors. It was in my comment.
mario kart was the wiiU first major release and it jump started whats hopefully a long lasting momentum for nintendo...with great games releasing this and next already planned i wouldnt expect a reveal of a new console until atleast 2017 with a new console release being in 2018
Mario kart 8 is not the wiiU's first major release. According to vgchartz, new super mario bros wii and wii fit sold 27.41 and 22.69 million copies respectively on the wii but failed to sell even a quarter of that on the wii U. I think 2017 is too long a wait but if they really plan on making a console that is competent enough to compete with Sony and Microsoft's new console then I guess they have no choice but to wait.
huh? you have no clue what your talking about...yes mario kart is the first major release on wiiU...how are those games and their numbers sold relevant to this topic anyway? those arent nintendo's bread and butter. furthermore nintendo has made it clear after the gamecube era they are no longer trying to outgun MS and Sony...if we are being truthful they have destroyed gaming...gaming is not and was never meant to be about anything more than fun. i dont subcribe to buzzword labels like "casual gamer" and "hardcore gamer" because those are illusionary terms with no real merit. nintendo has a handheld thats doing really well ya know and their console isnt doing half bad either. i figure after the major releases we expect on a nintendo console then and only then should they release a new one...2017-2018 5-6 year console cycle is perfect
They say that now but we will see. If things don't turn around I give it 2-3 years max. That being said what the next console will really need is new tech. More efficient tech at a lower cost. If any of that pops out in the next couple of years they should jump on it.
Guess i will pick up a wii u by next year. Unfortunatly all console hardware is overpriced in my country with both ps4 and wii u at the same price of roughly 600$(Rs. 40,000) or more. I really want a wii u but not at more than the cost of my damn pc,... so unfair.
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